School Details

Southern Arizona Community High School

2470 North Tucson Boulevard, Tucson, AZ 85716
(520) 319-6113

(out of 10)

Charter Grades 9-12 196 students Unknown students/teacher

Test Scores by grade


Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2011-2012 Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) was used to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona's learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Southern Arizona Community Academy Inc. average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Southern Arizona Community High School is a charter high school in Tucson. The principal of Southern Arizona Community High School is Abelardo Cubillas. 196 students attend Southern Arizona Community High School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 0% of the Southern Arizona Community High School students have "limited English proficiency." 85% of the 196 students here get reduced lunch prices. Salpointe Catholic High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Computer arts
  • Photography
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog


  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 8%
Hispanic 57% 57%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 3% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 29% 29%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% 1%
Asian 0.5% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 85% 85%
Limited English proficiency 0% 0%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    I absolutely loved it here! I loved taking psychology. That class interested me the most. I also participated in a few activities. Overall it was a great experience.

  • (9 months ago)

    Im a student hear well used to be i graduate in june. class of 2014 And all i got to say about this school is that its the Greatest school ever! love the staff and teatchers! They always motivate you to finish high school and move on to bigger things. They always have time for you to help you succeed. This school has to be one of the best schools Its ever been its way better than compass high school "cough which is a total joke cough". I highly recommend you sending your child hear!

  • (10 months ago)

    I loved how many activities they had available at the school. I participated in a few of them. It was very important to me that they offered a lot of activities. I would highly recommend them.

  • (1 year ago)

    The teachers are nice and they are really helpful and you can get things done at your own pace.

  • (1 year ago)

    They have a polished professional staff here that communicates well with me about my sons progress. The learning is hands on and they offer a wide variety of different academic courses.

  • (2 years ago)

    SACA provides students with an approach and environment that is different from that of a traditional high school. My daughter received individualized instruction and encouragement from her instructors whose goals included helping her graduate.

  • (2 years ago)

    Due to SACA's self-paced system students receive individual attention and can succeed at their own pace. The teachers are not only helpful but genuinely want to see the students do well and go on to bigger and better things. I am graduating from SACA in June and I am going to be attending the Honors College at the University of Arizona. My passion for learning comes from the environment that Southern Arizona Community Academy has provided me with. If you take full advantage of their resources you can enroll at Pima Community College for free and receive high school and college credit. You can also become Microsoft Certified. If you are a student who wants to finish classes quicker this school is perfect for you. The motivated and the dedicated do extremely well here. Similarly if you are struggling in a main-stream high school environment SACA may be the perfect alternative.

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter transferred here from another high school. She is self motivated and wanted to be in a small school with teachers that were accessible. She also wanted to feel safe. SACA has enabled her to take honors classes proceed at her own pace have access to teachers when she needed them and excel.

  • (5 years ago)

    I highly recommend this school as a place for your child. They strive to provide the highest standards of excellence and truly care about their students. The staff and teachers are highly educated and highly qualified. Check it out for yourself!

  • (7 years ago)

    Hi my names Nikkitta. .im not a parent but i have been in this school for alot of years in and out they have the best staff that always wants to work with you and make goals. Ive dealt with a couple different teachers that arent there anymore but i always had a good support system at this school and I plan on going back!

  • (8 years ago)

    The students learn at a fast own paced system and the teachers are phenominal. Grant Shreve is amazingly stunning as a teacher.

  • (9 years ago)

    A Professional staff who have provided my Granddaughter indvidual help and excellent guidance. They have provided her motivation to work to her potential. They reinforced the fact she need to pepare for and attend college. The fact there is no social/peer pressures is another positive. I highly recommend this school for youth who do well with independent learning.

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